MU19s: Bohemians 3 Galway United 3


Bohemians and Galway United played to a 3-3 draw in a closely contested EA Sports U-19 League match at the Oscar Traynor Centre. The game, held on Wednesday evening, was an even encounter in which both teams created plenty of chances.

Bohs started the game on a positive note, absorbing Galway pressure and showing promise on the break. The deadlock was broken midway through the first half when Jake McCormack’s precise header found the back of the net from a corner, giving Bohs the lead.

As the first half progressed, Bohs began to assert themselves create more chances, with Sean McCarthy’s efforts at full back catching the eye. Chris Lotefa came close with a low drive, and a combination between Taylor Mooney and Lotefa forced a save from Galway goalkeeper McDonagh. Just before half-time, Sean McMahon’s header hit the underside of the bar, denying Bohs a second goal.

The second half saw Bohs maintain their positive approach. Mooney’s effort off the post came close to extending the lead, setting the stage for Nickson Okosun’s brilliant finish in the 56th minute. A well-orchestrated play involving Finn Cowper Gray and a chipped pass from Billy Gilmore allowed Okosun to calmly find the net, doubling Bohs’ advantage.

Galway United found their footing, benefiting from a fortuitous bounce that led to Smyth’s goal, reducing the deficit. Galvanized by the goal, Galway equalized in the 75th minute, creating a tense finale. Their persistence paid off as they took the lead late in the game through a well-placed finish after Bohs’ goalkeeper Joseph Collins initially made a fine save.

Despite the setback, Bohs showcased their resilience. Adetobi Jinadu’s efforts earned a corner, which Mooney converted into an equaliser in the dying moments of the game. The final score stood at 3-3, reflecting the back-and-forth nature of the encounter.

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